6 Ways to Hire and Manage Remote Workers for Business Advantage

A survey from Fast Company indicated that 55% of more than 1,000 hiring managers agree that remote work is more common these days and have the potential to become the new normal. While remote work presents certain challenges in business operation, many have thrived with its incorporation. Look at the case of Cisco. Back in 2009, Cisco released their telecommuting study results declaring $277M in annual savings for the company. Here are some key metrics outlined in their press release: The average Cisco employee now telecommutes 2.0 days per week.60 percent of the time saved by telecommuting is spent working… Continue Reading

11 Business Strategies for Freelance Writers and Content Firms to Land Clients

A report from Inc.com states that around $3.1 billion is being spent by blue chip businesses for remedial writing training, $2.9 billion of which is spent on current employees and not new hires. This indicates that quality writing and impeccable written content production remains to be highly in demand these days.  By recognizing the importance of this type of content, more and more businesses seek the services of a good freelance writer. However, in spite of the demand, the great number of freelance writers and firms offering content services on the internet seemed to find it hard to land clients.… Continue Reading

6 Ways Bredogenerator Improves Your Communication Skills

The Pew Research Center reported that 90% of US adults believe that communication skills are the most important for children to get ahead in the world today. Meanwhile, 57.9% of employers believe that communication is the most sought- after soft skill among job hunters. Even without these statistics, communication skill is evidently vital in business and life. Yet, many people and even some business leaders struggle with communication. Why People Struggle With Communication? Proficient communicators think fast, analyze details quickly, and are able to think of many things at the same time. They are able to combine creativity with their… Continue Reading

8 Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know About Running a Business and Landing Customers

We certainly live in the most entrepreneurial era since the inception of the humankind. Many are giving entrepreneurship a shot thanks to the media support, the large number of startup communities, somewhat accessible investment capital, and the development of the digital landscape. Media exposure looks like the holy grail of landing new customers and skyrocketing one's business. The entrepreneurship wave combined with the demanding millennial rules of freedom and results-driven business models will break the norm in the corporate world over the next decade or two. Entrepreneurs would be able to join progressive organizations and handle separate departments using shared… Continue Reading

How Digital Consultants Bring Value to SMEs

Consultancy.uk reports a total value of $250 billion in consulting services across the globe. Small and medium enterprises are uniquely suited to receiving digital consulting service because: They aren’t far too small (solopreneurs and micro firms). This means a larger budget and larger impact per big decision, plus the lack of strategic know-how in every single area. Consulting is also “cheaper” than hiring. They aren’t large corporations that happen to have the source to hire larger teams (or agencies) to handle different business activities. That’s not to say that consultants can’t assist individuals (influencers, entrepreneurs) or large companies. But before… Continue Reading

7 Factors to Consider Before Scaling Your Business Towards Growth

While the global corporate community world aims for rapid growth, scaling your business towards growth does not come easy. In fact, not everyone is suitable for growth. This is the main paradox the startup community faces when it comes to venture-backed businesses. For instance, angel investors expect a profitable exit within 5 years of the founding round, preferably sooner. Different VC studies report anywhere from 4 years to 6.3 years on average. This requires a business growth plan that scales really, really fast, even at the expense of generating loss over the first couple of years. Loss is accumulated due… Continue Reading

How to Establish and Solidify the Technical Leadership in Your Company

I receive a good chunk of emails and messages from people in my network asking for general technical advice (infrastructure, architecture, picking the right platform or a vendor, etc.) And many of them openly disclose they have spoken with 5–10 people and brainstormed over the different answers they get. Asking for a hundred different opinions may get confusing, though. I wouldn’t advise you to ask an open-ended question on Quora, Stack Overflow, social media, email blasts, personal network, friends, and recommendations. Prepare that into multiple phases – half a dozen generic, high-end answers, sift through them, and narrow down your… Continue Reading

How to Conduct a Personal SWOT Analysis For Career Advancements?

Self-reflection is one of the highest states a human being can reach throughout their lifetime. It may seem straightforward. But this couldn’t be further from the truth. The most insightful business leaders invest heavily in digging deeper into themselves, building actionable plans that build upon their strengths while mitigating the management risks posed by their weaknesses. Aiming for perfection isn't realistic. This is why a personal SWOT analysis helps you to project the pros and cons on an individual level, uncovering new business opportunities and preventing disasters from happening thanks to weak links across departments and small organizations. Discovering Your… Continue Reading

Mentorship – Invaluable Advice From Competitors

"Mentorship" is a vague term. Great mentors are successful industry leaders who are your indirect competitors (or at least a few years ahead of time). Someone may pick their own mentor when they are a public figure and consume every bit of information they produce. Virtual Mentors On mentorship by Neil Patel, source https://www.quicksprout.com/the-complete-guide-to-building-your-personal-brand-chapter-6/ I have a few of those mentors on my list. I follow their blogs, read their interviews, listen to podcasts they join as guests, follow them on social media and so on. Some of them had publicly stated that they don’t have time for one-on-one coaching… Continue Reading